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(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Composer: Mick Jagger / Keith Richards

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction was first performed by the Grateful Dead in November 1980. It was played nearly thirty times, with decreasing regularity between that date and July 1986. Satisfaction reappeared twice in 1992 and once in 1994. The song has also been performed by The Dead, Ratdog and Phil Lesh & Friends.

First recorded by the Rolling Stones, for the Out Of Our Heads LP, at the Chess Studios, Chicago, then at RCA Studios in Hollywood, in May 1965. It became the Stones first US No. 1 and their 4th No. 1 in UK.

Keith Richards has said that the opening riff of Satisfaction was derived from Martha and The Vandellas version of Dancing In The Street. Another possible source of inspiration is the Chuck Berry song Thirty Days which includes the line, "I can't get no satisfaction from the judge."

Richards recalled the initial creation of the main riff, in Florida in 1965, as follows,

I woke up in the middle of the night. There was a cassette player next to the bed and an acoustic guitar. I pushed record and hit that riff for about a minute and a half, two minutes. Then I fell back to sleep.


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Rolling Stones

no info Single ((I Can't Get No) Satisfaction / The Spider and the Fly), 1965 (UK)
no info Single ((I Can't Get No) Satisfaction / The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man), 1965 (US)
info Out Of Our Heads (US), 1965
info Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass), 1966
no info Got Live If You Want It, 1966
no info Gimme Shelter Soundtrack, 1970
info Hot Rocks: 1964-1971, 1972
no info Milestones, 1972
no info Rolled Gold, 1975
no info Get Stoned, 1977
no info Singles Collection, 1980
no info Solid Rock, 1980
no info Still Life (American Concert 1981), 1982
no info Story Of The Stones, 1982
no info The Rolling Stones Singles Collection: The London Years, 1989
no info Flashpoint, 1991
no info Flashpoint plus Collectibles, 1991
no info Essential Non-Stop Christmas Party, Various Artists (Rolling Stones), 2000
info Forty Licks, 2002
no info Singles 1965-1967, 2004
no info Live Licks, 2004
no info Rolled Gold+: The Very Best of the Rolling Stones, 2007
no info Shine A Light Soundtrack, 2007
no info The Biggest Bang (DVD), 2007
info Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Live (DVD), Various Artists (Mick Jagger/Bruce Springsteen), 2009
info The Rolling Stones 1964-1969, The Rolling Stones, 2010

 
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no info Quincy Plays For Pussycats, Quincy Jones, 1965
no info Got My Mojo Working, Jimmy Smith, 1965
no info The In Sound, Gary McFarland, 1965
no info Wildest Organ In Town, Billy Preston, 1965
info Got My Mojo Workin', Jimmy Smith, 1965
no info Ventures a Go-Go, The Ventures, 1965
no info EP (In The Midnight Hour / Mr Pitiful / Satisfaction / Who Can I Turn To), Chris Farlowe, 1965
no info Run Baby Run, The Newbeats, 1965
no info Drums á Go-Go, Sandy Nelson, 1965
no info Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul, Otis Redding , 1965
info I'm a Fool, Dino, Desi & Billy, 1965
info Billy Strange Plays the Hits, Billy Strange, 1965
no info The Velvet Beat, David Rose & His Orchestra, 1965
no info Single, Otis Redding, 1966
info The Rolling Stones Songbook, The Andrew Oldham Orchestra, 1966
no info Just Like Us!, Paul Revere and The Raiders, 1966
info The Two Sides Of..., Mary Wells, 1966
no info Makin' Waves, George Semper, 1966
no info Single (I Can't Get No Satisfaction / Any Ole Way), Otis Redding, 1966
no info Instrumental Asylum EP, Manfred Mann, 1966
no info Tribute to Rhythm and Blues, Chuck Jackson, 1966
no info Music .... A Part of Me, David McCallum, 1966
no info Live at Sunset Strip, Don Randi, 1966
no info The Revolutionary Piano, Nicky Hopkins, 1966
no info Sippin' 'N Chippin', T Bones, 1966
no info The Boogie Kings, The Boogie Kings, 1966
no info At The Haunted House, Pat & Lolly Vegas, 1966?
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no info Aretha Arrives, Aretha Franklin, 1967
no info Otis Redding Live in Europe, Otis Redding, 1967
no info History of Otis Redding, Otis Redding, 1967
no info Sax and the Single Girl, Charlie Chalmers, 1967
no info James Brown Show, James Brown, 1967
no info Soul of Mann, Manfred Mann, 1967
no info Aretha Arrives, Aretha Franklin, 1967
no info Psychedelic Seeds, Electric Piano Playground, 1967
no info Reflections, Terry Knight & the Pack, 1967
no info Otis Redding in Person at the Whiskey a Go-Go, Otis Redding, 1968
info Outsideinside, Blue Cheer, 1968
no info Aretha in Paris, Aretha Franklin, 1968
no info Together, The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, 1968
no info The Best of Chris Farlowe, Chris Farlowe, 1968
no info The Sandie Shaw Supplement, Sandie Shaw, 1968
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no info Bill Cosby Sings Hooray for the Salvation Army Band!, Bill Cosby, 1968
info Soul Party, Paul Nero, 1968
info The Big Ones, Ted Heath Orchestra, 1970
no info Shades of Rock, The Shadows, 1970
no info Fireworks, José Feliciano, 1970
no info Reunion Blues, Oscar Peterson , 1971
no info Whole Lotta Love, CCS, 1971
no info The Ventures Superpak, The Ventures, 1971
no info The Best of Otis Redding, Otis Redding, 1972
no info Ndeda, Quincy Jones, 1972
no info Mississippi Gambler, Herbie Mann, 1972
no info Organ Transplant, Billy Preston, 1973
no info Avalanche, Mountain, 1974
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no info The Legendary Otis Redding: His Greatest Recordings, Otis Redding, 1975
no info Single (I Can't Get No (Satisfaction) / Memphis, Tennessee), The Troggs, 1975
no info Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo, Devo, 1978
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no info Live at Max's Kansas City, The Troggs, 1981
no info The Original Blues Brothers Live, Buddy Guy/Junior Wells, 1983
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info Rykodisc 20th Anniversary, Various Artists (Devo), 2004
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info 14 Things to Think About, Chris Farlowe, 2008 (CD bonus track)
no info The Alternative Classical Collection, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 2008
no info No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)/Sippin 'N Chippin', The T-Bones, 2008
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